Helen Rowland Quotes

Most popular Helen Rowland Quotes

Jealousy is the tie that binds—and binds—and binds.

jealousy

Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.
— Helen Rowland
A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.
— Helen Rowland

husband

A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.
— Helen Rowland

husband marriage

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar, a custom which is still continued.
— Helen Rowland
The hardest task in a girl's life is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious.
— Helen Rowland

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The dollar sign is the only sign in which the modern man appears to have any real faith.

money

A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
— Helen Rowland

wordplay

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.

imagination love

Marriage is the operation by which a woman's vanity and a man's egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic.

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The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.

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It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
— Helen Rowland

men

A woman flees from temptation, but a man just crawls away from it in the cheerful hope that it may overtake him.

temptation men and women

Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning handsprings or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.
— Helen Rowland

marriage

The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
— Helen Rowland

experience

Before marriage, a man will lie awake thinking about something you said; after marriage, he'll fall asleep before you.
— Helen Rowland

marriage

It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying; it's separating himself from all the others.

men marriage

A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her imagination, and then they both speak of it as an affair of "the heart."

men and women

From the day on which she weighs 140, the chief excitement of a woman's life consists in spotting [people] who are fatter than she is.
— Helen Rowland

dieting

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.

divorce

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they 'don't understand' one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
— Helen Rowland
Flattery affects a man like any other sort of "dope."  It stimulates and exhilarates him for the moment, but usually ends by going to his head and making him act foolish.

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A widow is a fascinating being with the flavor of maturity, the spice of experience, the piquancy of novelty, the tang of practiced coquetry, and the halo of one man's approval.

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